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Brentford stadium plans rubber-stamped

14 March 2014

Brentford have been granted permission to build their new 20,000-seater stadium.

The final hurdle was cleared on Friday morning when Nick Boles, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Planning, confirmed the decision of Hounslow Council Planning Committee and the Greater London Authority to grant planning permission.

The League One Bees will leave Griffin Park, their home of 110 years, when the new stadium is built at nearby Lionel Road.

The news comes as a timely boost ahead of Saturday's lunchtime promotion showdown against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.

Bees chairman Cliff Crown told the club website: " Nick Boles' confirmation of the decision of the GLA and Hounslow Council is great news.

"Our vision of an exciting new hub at this brownfield site has taken another major step forward.

"We would like to express appreciation to the Minister and his case officers for their support and recognising the significant benefits this development will bring.

"We firmly believe this is a once in a generation chance to create a vibrant new stadium that will add to the buzz that is going on around Brentford."

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